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Short Breaks Respite / Support Worker

C/o Uplands School, The Learning Campus, Tadpole Lane, Swindon, Swindon, SN25 2NB
Brunel Academies Trust
Full Time, Part Time
£10.66 - £12.25 per hr
17th June 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
29th July 2022 12:00 PM
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Job ID
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1248716

Short Breaks Respite / Support Worker

 Short Breaks, After School and Holiday Provision, Upper Shaw Farm, Swindon

Are you a College/University Student who is looking for rewarding and flexible employment that fits around your other commitments? Do you work a term-time contract and would like additional hours? If so, we would be interested to meet you.

Salary Scale: £10.46-£12.25 depending on experience and contract type

Hours of work: Contracts of various lengths and zero hours available After school – 3.30pm to 6.30pm Saturday, Sunday, and School Holidays – 9.45am to 4.15pm

Main base: Short Breaks, Shaw Ridge Farm

Reporting to: Short Breaks Lead

Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET)

UET is a Swindon based charity that helps children with SEND to help themselves. We are run by enthusiastic, skilled, and creative staff, with a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees. The UET is constantly developing, expanding, and changing to improve the lives of disabled children and young people within Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Short Breaks Provision

Our short breaks provision provides care (including personal care) and activities for children and young people aged 5 to 17 with SEND after school and during school holidays, in turn providing parents and carers with valuable respite.

Job role:

Support the development of high-quality care and support to access the short breaks service. Working within safeguarding guidelines, assist in the preparation and delivery of care and play opportunities and the day to day running of the short breaks provision. Provide a safe, fun, and enjoyable environment for the children. You must be patient, enthusiastic and motivated.

General responsibilities:

• Supervision of all children attending the provision

• Set up play spaces

• Ensure activities are safe, creative, inclusive and appropriate

• Ensure the provision is clean and tidy, adhering to hygiene routines throughout the day

• Lead activities such as role play, outdoor play, arts, drama, story telling, crafts and cookery

• Attend to children’s interpersonal & intimate care needs (toileting, changing, administering medication, peg feed)

• Manage behaviours that challenge us in accordance with UET policies and procedures

• Be a positive role model to children and young people

• Provide children with drinks and snacks where appropriate ensuring health and hygiene standards are adhered to

• Consult with children and involve them in session activities

• Contribute to children individual skill plans, documenting observations during sessions

• Share information with lead support worker and provision manager completing paperwork where necessary

• Take part in staff meetings and training where required

• Undertake appropriate training; first aid, safeguarding, food hygiene

Although this post holder will be based at Shaw Farm you may be required to work from different sites around Swindon.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-valuation of a post.

The Trustee body retains the right to implement changes to this job description to reflect changes in the demands of the post and this will be done in consultation with the post holder.

Closing Date: 29th July 2022

Safeguarding Statement:

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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